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Penmaen Farmhouse and adjacent cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilston, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5754 / 51°34'31"N

Longitude: -4.1298 / 4°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 252507

OS Northings: 188436

OS Grid: SS525884

Mapcode National: GBR GT.JQQ2

Mapcode Global: VH4KD.CNLM

Entry Name: Penmaen Farmhouse and adjacent cottage

Listing Date: 19 July 2000

Last Amended: 19 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23549

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: To west of village of Penmaen, 1km west of St John's church.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Ilston (Llanddinol)

Community: Ilston

Locality: Penmaen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A pair of late C18 or early C19 semi-detached cottages, unusually arranged one facing east and the other facing west. The southern cottage, facing west, has a later one-bay extension, and is now Penmaen Farmhouse.


Rubble stonework, rendered, with slate roof and tile ridge. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Rendered north chimney, rendered party wall chimney, two brick chimneys to south. The gable ends are carried up to a small coped parapet.
The cottage known as Penmaen Farmhouse, facing west, has two four-pane timber casements above and below. Small central porch with vertically boarded door. An additional bay to the south is partly in stone and partly in brick. In its south gable there is a steel window above and a 16-pane two-light timber window below. Two windows at rear (east).
The cottage to the north, facing east, has 8- and 12-pane timber casement windows above and a two-pane casement and a two-pane fixed light each side of the central door. Modern porch with patent glazing roof. One small four-pane timber window at rear (west).

Reasons for Listing

A pair of pre-1840 semi-detached farm workers' cottages of unusual layout for the region, which have retained their character.

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